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1. stress

noun. ['ˈstrɛs'] the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).

Synonyms

  • prosody
  • word accent
  • sentence stress
  • accent
  • accentuation
  • tonic accent
  • word stress
  • pitch accent
  • inflection

Antonyms

  • local
  • slow
  • overstate
  • hide

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Stress

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress
  • redress

How do you pronounce stress?

Pronounce stress as strɛs.

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Sentences with stress


1. Noun, singular or mass
Strengthen your grip with a stress ball, a device about the size of a tennis ball.

Quotes about stress


1. There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.
- Tom Berenger

2. There's a terrible price to pay for stress in your life - it really takes a hit on your heart.
- Leeza Gibbons

3. Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
- Marilu Henner

2. stress

verb. ['ˈstrɛs'] to stress, single out as important.

Synonyms

  • background
  • accent
  • express
  • downplay
  • show
  • re-emphasize
  • ram home
  • set off
  • point up
  • emphasize
  • bring out
  • underline
  • press home
  • drive home
  • punctuate
  • underscore
  • bear down
  • accentuate
  • re-emphasise
  • evince
  • play down
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • disqualify
  • written
  • uncommunicative

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. stress

noun. ['ˈstrɛs'] (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.

Synonyms

  • tension
  • breaking point
  • strain
  • yips
  • nervous strain
  • mental strain

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • background
  • play down
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. stress

verb. ['ˈstrɛs'] put stress on; utter with an accent.

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • articulate
  • accent
  • enunciate
  • enounce
  • say
  • sound out

Antonyms

  • voice
  • convict
  • acquit
  • qualify

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. stress

noun. ['ˈstrɛs'] special emphasis attached to something.

Synonyms

  • accent
  • emphasis

Antonyms

  • pack
  • discourage
  • take away

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. stress

noun. ['ˈstrɛs'] (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body.

Synonyms

  • tension
  • breaking point

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. stress

noun. ['ˈstrɛs'] difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.

Synonyms

  • strain

Antonyms

  • end
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. stress

verb. ['ˈstrɛs'] test the limits of.

Synonyms

  • try
  • strain
  • afflict

Antonyms

  • unarticulated
  • lack
  • atonicity
  • imbalance

Etymology

  • destresse (Middle English (1100-1500))
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